Faller Top Spin Model

Friday, October 26, 2001 3:30 PM
Has anyone built the Faller Top Spin Model that Karl is building on Twistedrails.com? If so, how is it???
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Friday, October 26, 2001 3:37 PM
I'm probably going to get the Wilde Maus model for a birthday and Christmas present (since my birthday is December 15th). I E-mailed Karl and he said all the models are challenging but worth it in the end.

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"I’m more than a bird..I’m more than a plane...More than some pretty face beside a train...It’s not easy to be me"-Five for Fighting "Superman" dedicated to all of the hardworking rescuers of the WTC...

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Friday, October 26, 2001 3:40 PM
I e-mailed Karl 3 X's and I think he's really annoyed w/ me. I asked him tons of questions to make sure I should buy it.
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Friday, October 26, 2001 9:11 PM
I'm not annoyed with you srosatsfne. It's good to ask questions since it is a hefty purchase. To be honest, I'm still learning about the model. I took it out of its temporary storage cabinet because I needed to borrow one of the reed switches since I had one broken one with my Free Fall model, but that's another story. I think I've got a faulty controller board with that model. Anyways, when I ran the Top Spin the arms kept sticking and I couldn't figure out why. Turns out that the weights on the arms were hitting the supports. Of course, I only figured this out after taking apart the support and greasing the gears a few times thinking that was the problem.

To make a long story short...Ask all the questions you want.

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Karl
http://www.twistedrails.com

*** This post was edited by Karl DeAngelo on 10/27/2001. ***

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 3:58 AM
I still need to get my joints fixed, so right now my INDIAGO model stands as idle as a SFWOA ride. However, I still need to pick up that wild mouse and TopSpin model as well.
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 4:37 AM
I'm glad you're not annoyed w/ me b/c $130 is a lot of money when you only make $30 dollars a week and 12 of it has to go in the bank.
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 4:39 AM
By the way when are you going to update your site again?
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 7:09 AM
I'm considering buying the Wild Mouse model. Is it hard? How are the track pieces put together? Do they snap or do you have to glue them?
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 7:19 AM
P>-mail Karl from Twisted Rails at A href="mailto:karldeangelo@twistedrails.com">karldeangelo@twistedrails.com/A> he has put it together./P>
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 7:20 AM
whoa! obviously I don't know how to use the quote thingy.
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 7:34 AM
I have the Big Dipper, and if the Mouse is anything like it at all in terms of construction, then the mouse will be hard to beginner. Fallar do a good job with instructions, but you know, all those pieces begin to look alike.

Don't rush it. Its not worth having to go back and fix stuff. Also, be patient. It probally won't work right the first time. I crashed more Dipper trains then I could count.

Also, If you are a real serious modeler, you will want to paint it before its even started to be assembled

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 9:28 AM
Karl said that on the Top Spin the pieces are pre-painted.
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